Dita Von Teese debuted a 3D printed dress, designed by Michael Schmidt (of Lady Gaga bubble dress fame) and generated by architect Francis Bitonti, last week at the Ace Hotel. It premiered during a showcase of 3D products hosted by digital printing marketplace, Shapeways. Although we have seen 3D printed fashions before, this is the first be a fully motile, fluid, curve-hugging dress.
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"4D-printed" shape-changing dress and jewellery by Nervous System. Massachusetts design studio Nervous System has developed a method of 3D-printing jewellery and garments with articulated joints so they automatically change shape once removed from the printer. ￼
Nervous System design studio - 4D dress, printed on a MakerBot printer - The dress (seen in close-up) features intricate designs taken from the veins of leaves and crystal formations. Maybe something for 3D Printer Chat?